NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — There’s a lot to do—and celebrate—in the Hub City this week. Residents even get the chance to vote—again.
Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.
Tuesday, June 20
Get out and vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the special run-off election for a three-year term on the city’s Board of Education. Learn more about the rare race here.
Rutgers Cinema is at it again. Its movie night begins at 7 p.m. with “Wonder Woman” and then screens “All Eyez On Me” at 7:30 p.m. and “Cars 3” at 8 p.m. Each ticket includes a drink and popcorn. Registered summer session students only.
Wednesday, June 21
International Yoga Day won’t pass unnoticed in New Brunswick. The Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center hosts a free yoga class at 11 a.m. at Kilmer Square. The first 15 attendees get a free bag of goodies.
Check out what’s going on in government at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The New Brunswick City Council plans to meet at that time. The panel will consider ordinances regarding the coming performing arts center.
Or head over to Rutgers Gardens off Ryders Lane at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate summer solstice with the New Brunswick Jazz Project. The Alexis Morrast Quintet plays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden. Feel free to bring food, blankets or chairs.
Thursday, June 22
The 10th annual Family Success Conference, presented by the state Department of Children and Families, is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. at the Professional Center at DCF, 30 Van Dyke Ave., New Brunswick. Speakers will explore how to engage neighborhoods, strengthen families and create successful communities.
Friday, June 23
Spring means fresh produce. Rutgers Gardens Farmers Market is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rutgers Gardens, 112 Ryders Ln. More than 20 vendors will be on hand.
Saturday, June 24
Ciclovia is back. The event, which is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will close a number of connected city streets to motor vehicles. Residents may dance, bike, walk or whatever else along the roads, which will connect Feaster and Recreation parks. The route runs on portions of Throop Avenue, Delavan Street and Pine Street.
Got what it takes to beat the bull? El Toro Mechanico hosts a bull-riding contest from 8 to 11 a.m. at Las Crazy Pinas, 150 Baldwin St. Kids are welcome.
Sunday, June 25
Calling all progressives: The New Jersey Working Families Alliance hosts its annual summit from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick. Left-leaning activists plan to “unite and organize” to “secure victories” on their issues. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy is slated to give the keynote speech.